Latest stories on health and diseases from The Talking Democrat


There are 5 types of Insomnia, according to new study

Insomnia is a problem that affects millions of people around the world and to solve it, it…

Risks of Cancer

The risk of suicide increases after the diagnosis of cancer

The risk of suicide increases dramatically in the first year after a cancer diagnosis.

The bad eating habits of children linked to TV advertising

Everyday we are bombarded by all sorts of ads on TV. Those ads, namely the ones for food, greatly…

Benefits of not eating meat

Reducing our meat consumption could save millions of lives

“Avoiding millions of unnecessary deaths a year and dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” These are the benefits…


Researchers have found a genetic mutation that increases the risk of developing tuberculosis

A large part of the population carries a genetic mutation that increases the risk of developing tuberculosis.

Autism: researchers have finally discovered how the disease develops

After decades of research, scientists have finally discovered how autism develops at a very early stage, a discovery that…

Smoking shisha is more harmful than smoking cigarettes

With its fruity flavors, shisha is often considered a substitute for cigarettes. However, this type of smoking is equally…

Why fibers are good for you

Teenagers do not consume enough fiber, according to new research

US researchers believe that increasing the amount of fiber consumed by teenagers could lower their blood pressure,…

50 percent of people who think they have an allergy don’t actually have it

Have you ever wondered why the number of people claiming to have an allergy seems to be growing? Researchers…

5 good reasons to reduce your consumption of meat

Reducing meat consumption is beneficial in more ways than one. Whether it’s for health issues or out of moral…

Why eating fish is good for the brain

“Why is fish good for the brain?” We hear about it quite often: eat fish to have a healthy…

A flesh-eating bacteria is wreaking havoc in Australia

An outbreak of Buruli ulcer, an infectious disease that causes serious injury to the limbs, is spreading in Australia….

Asthma Inhaler

Fertility problems increase the risk of asthma in children

When parents resort to fertility treatments, the risk of the newborn suffering from asthma is higher.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation: a safe, non-invasive way to relieve migraine

British researchers have developed a portable transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device to treat migraines at home. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)…

People addicted to social media and those addicted to alcohol share similar traits

Australian researchers have analyzed the character traits of people addicted to social networks and others with risky drinking. They…

Researchers have discovered a link between obesity and smell

New Zealand researchers believe that obese people have a reduced ability to detect and recognize odors compared to people…